Police authorities along with PDEA personnel destroyed P14.3-million worth of full-grown marijuana plants during 17 days of operations in different municipalities of the Cordillera Region.
The Simultaneous Anti-Criminality Law Enforcement Operations (SACLEO) from November 13 to November 30, comprising of 19 police operations resulted to the eradication of 71,105 fully grown plants and 2,100 marijuana seedlings with a street value of Php14,305,000.00.
“We scored big anew in the campaign against illegal drugs. The confiscation and eradication of these illegal plants in various areas around Cordillera region is a reflection of our intensified operations to destroy the supply chain of this illicit activity,” PNP Chief Police General Rodolfo S Azurin Jr said as he recognized the efforts and the impressive intelligence gathering of the operatives.
PGen Azurin commended PBGen Mafelino A Bazar, Regional Director, PRO Cordillera for their intensified operations against illegal drugs. He also noted the effective collaboration with the village counterparts to address the illegal drug concern in their community.
“They provided the police with enough information so we can better track the movement of those who are engaged in this illegal business,” PGen Azurin added.
Meanwhile, manhunt operations are underway to arrest the weed cultivators. Cases for violation of Sec. 16, Art. II of R.A 9165 are now being prepared.